Here’s a quick recap of the series against the Rockies.....
Goldschmidt and Owings homer as D-backs rout Rockies - Zack Godley got off to a rough start, quickly recovered and turned in a gem for the surging Arizona Diamondbacks. (If by rough start you mean by giving up a home run on a curve that was 1 foot below the strike zone and a swinging strike for anyone other than Charlie Blacksabbath.)
Diamondbacks make statement with wins over Rockies (Something like “Dave Stewart knew what he was doing when he built this team”? No?) - That the Diamondbacks accomplished something this week at Coors Field is hard to deny. They twice dismantled a streaking Colorado Rockies team – the most recent being a 10-3 victory on Thursday afternoon -- and came within five outs of a three-game sweep. They left town with a series victory at the end of a road trip that will go down as one of the best in franchise history.
Diamondbacks return home on a roll to face Phillies (Lets hope we continue putting gas on that dumpster fire. Is there any way the Rockies and Dodgers can both lose all of their next 3 games? Impossible you say? Jim, make it happen.) - The resurgent Arizona Diamondbacks flew into Philadelphia last weekend and swept a three-game series, further enhancing their status as one of baseball’s biggest surprises of 2017.
Goldy rush! 1B melts fan's face; AZ is hot (Oh look, national press for Goldie. Watch out for swine droppings on your cars this morning.) - Paul Goldschmidt is off to a fantastic start to the 2017 season, as entering play on Thursday, he had 17 homers and led the Majors with a .446 on-base percentage. The D-backs' strong position in the NL West race is no accident.
Possible shopping cart for D-backs in the trade market (TBH, I kinda hate it when one news site cites another news site. Yes, I recognize the irony of that statement.) - At 45-27, the Arizona Diamondbacks are third in the NL West, one game back of the Colorado Rockies and 1.5 behind the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. If the D-backs remain in contention but behind in the standings, they could be prompted to make a move.
Could the Arizona Diamondbacks' Archie Bradley be MLB's next dominant bullpen arm? (I thought the science was settled on this. Scientists agree that Archie is the next Chuck Norris. “Archie threw a grenade and it killed 50 people. Then it exploded.”) - In 2014, Andrew Miller emerged as one of the most dominant relievers in all of baseball. In 2017, Archie Bradley has become an elite bullpen arm for the Diamondbacks.
Diamondbacks' David Peralta hitting left-handed pitching hard (Jake Lamb however is not. .133/.235/.267) - David Peralta has had five at-bats against left-handed pitchers on this road trip and has collected hits in four of them, three of which went for extra bases. That’s an impressive run of success for a left-handed hitter who has long struggled against same-side pitching.
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